Moon served a double whammy as he enters third year of office

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's attempts to improve ties with North Korea and to boost the sluggish economy have both stalled. PHOTO: DPA
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's attempts to improve ties with North Korea and to boost the sluggish economy have both stalled. PHOTO: DPA

SEOUL • Call it a double whammy. As South Korean President Moon Jae-in marks the second anniversary of his inauguration today, he is faced with the uncomfortable truth that two of his signature policies have stalled despite his best efforts.

One is aimed at improving ties with North Korea and the other, at boosting the sluggish economy with income-led growth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2019, with the headline 'Moon served a double whammy as he enters third year of office'. Print Edition | Subscribe